Human Flower Project
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
Roots and Shoots: Garden Priority
Education, like great gardening, is high-maintenance work. A London school reaches out to children with special needs, turning out honey and horticulturists.
Inner city campus? Roots and Shoots is a gardening
school + in the Lambeth neighborhood of London
Photo: Courtesy of Roots and Shoots
By Allen Bush
There’s a little piece of wonderland in London, England. It’s not far from the Houses of Parliament and only a short walk from Waterloo Station. Roots and Shoots, a model gardening school, is tucked away off a side street, hidden behind council flats in Lambeth, in a neighborhood of Georgian and early Victorian houses.
When I visited in late May, Environmental Education and Resources Manager David Perkins was introducing a visiting school group to bees, bugs and baby birds. Smiling faces prove that something good was going on.